Fedora Installation :: Unable To Select Boot Partition After?
Aug 19, 2011
just installed Fedora 15 on my system alongside Ubuntu 10.10 on My 500 GB hard disk.However on starting the computer the Fedora 15 partition gets loaded automatically. How do I access
my Ubuntu 10.10 partiion? I want to have a choice at start-up which OS to use. On my previous computer when I used to have Windows and Ubuntu,a menu used to appear asking which operating system to load.
I was able to install Fedora 10 from the Live KDE CD, however I can't boot it.
I placed it on /dev/hda4 of an IDE disk, while on /dev/hda1 I have a RedHat 9 Linux, /home is on /dev/hda2 and the swap is on /dev/hda3. I'm not sure if RedHat 9 and Fedora 10 can coexist on the same HD.
There's an option in the Live KDE CD boot install, which allows one to select:
boot from hard disk:
Do you know what to type in in order to direct Fedora to boot from /dev/hda4 (who may be /dev/sda4 as seen by Fedora)?
P.S. For the time being, I want to forget about Grub or LILO and see if I can boot it this way first. I have LILO working, it boots Windows from a separate disk and RedHat 9 from /dev/hda1.
I tried to install F12 on my new IDE-HDD. The installation completed without any errors. But, when rebooting my PC I got a dark screen with error message: reboot and select proper boot device.
No BIOS boot up issue, since booting up using other hard disk running windows has no problem at all. I have set the hardisk jumper to master/primary, tried to re-install F12 a couples of time, but didn't make any difference.
After installing karmic with Grub2 I am unable to boot into Archlinux partition. Grub2 has removed the last line of the Archlinux boot stanza! It used to read:-
Following the Grub2 tutorials I have tried editing /etc/grub.d/40_custom as follows:-
But no luck. Only way into Archlinux is to get into the edit shell and manually add the missing line and remove other stuff not needed. I have spent hours trying to resolve this issue and I am fairly p----d off
So I've installed Ubuntu before on this machine, but this time around with Lucid, it's just not working.
It all works fine until step four, where you choose your partition. There are no choices. Simple as that. Continuing just tells me to fix that there are no partitions, but I cant. There are questions similar to mine on here, but none are answered.
I really need this installed and cant use the live version where I'm posting from now.
I'm trying to install the ubuntu netbook remix on an older Eee PC (4 gig SSD drive), and it's not letting me get past the prepare the disk space.I'm booting from a USB key, and I can get it and do various things from the live image. However, when I go through the install, it gets to the "prepare disk space" screen, and then I can't proceed. Screen looks like this:Prepare Disk SpaceThsi computer has no operating system on it.(blue bar)free space 4MG, /dev/sdb11 3.7GBWhere do you want to put Ubuntu-Netbook-Remix 9.10? Install them side by side, choosing between them each startup (this one is selected) Erase and use the entire diskgreyed outlist box is shown, refers to sdaThis will delete Debian GNU/Linx (4.0) and install Ubuntu-Netbook-Remix 9.10o Use the largest continuous free spaceo Specify partitions manually (advanced)bar with slider for free space, /dev/ddb1, and Ubuntu-Netbook-Remix 9.10And then nothing else - no forward button, or anything like that.
then I used dd to transfer data from the old drive to the new drive. Now I am unable to boot into the new drive. I tried to boot again from the live-CD but fdisk reports that the drive has no partition table. I can still mount the devices (e.g. mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/sda3) and I can see all the files. But without a partition table, I can't set one partition to be bootable. Why doesn't gparted create a partition table? it created the filesystems just fine. how do I boot into the new disk? What do I have to do to make grub handle the new disk?
I have a brand new thinkpad X301 with 4GB of RAM and thinking of getting fedora 11 on it. The plan is to have it triple boot with vista/seven and hopefully OSx86. I am aware of the 4 primary partitions limit on an MBR disk. I was thinking of having a swap file instead of swap partition and not creating a boot partition as well. If I install the boot loader(GRUB?) on the root partition will I be able to boot it without any problems by using vista's boot loader?
Or Maybe I should install GRUB on the MBR and add all the other operating systems on it? Does anyone have any objections for not creating a swap partition or a boot partition? When comes to desktop environment I've been using KDE in the past, is there any major advantage of using Gnome over it? KDE seems to look really nice on fedora where Gnome is maybe more stable?
How can i install Ubuntu 10.04 over my older version of Xbuntu 9.10? I already have the 32 bit ISO downloaded. I am on step 5 of 8, Select Partition. But it aint letting me select the older ubuntu partition.
im installing ubuntu and after I reach the partioning portion there's a prompt that says "before you select a new partition size, any previous changes have to be written to disk. you cannot undo this operation.Please note that the resize operation may take a long time.
Go Back Continue
after i click continue there's a prompt again saying "too small size" ok
then after i click ok it will go back to the partioning portion again.
im dual booting xp and ubuntu and there's a 30 gb on my drive C 16.4G is still unused.
I've not jumped on the Alpha/Beta upgrade's this time round so have decided to upgrade by doing a fresh install. I'm using the normal desktop install cd via usb. On the drive setup I choose to manually setup the partitions. I deleted the partition which help Lucid. Created a new partition with the root path. All good so far. I selected my home partition and selected use as 'ext2', entered /home as the mount point. Clicking ok to return, showed the /home partition as marked to be formatted, I was unable to change this ... so I decided to quit the installer and reboot ...
1st problem ... the root partition for Lucid was deleted, and a new empty partition created, despite the fact I had not confirmed the actions.
2nd problem ... rebooting with the live cd (which I'm on now) and running the installer, it hangs when I select manual partitioning.
I get the following error. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Installation step failed An installation step failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu,or skip it and choose something else. The failing step is: Install the system. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I appear to be unable to select individual updates for installation anymore from the Yast Online update screen. I use this to install updates manually on 11.1. But everytime I think I've chosen an update to install, all the updates listed get installed, and not just the one I've chosen. For example I just chose a "Fuse security update" to install and clicked the "Install" button. Nothing further happens until I click "Apply". Then all patches listed under the "All available" listing get applied. How do I just apply the patches that I want to ?
The part5 piece of this cannot be changed in yast. I selected that line, edited to /dev/sda5, and it came back the same way.
The part6 seems to be coming from /etc/fstab, changed it by hand to /dev/sda6, but it may not stay that way the next time yast runs. Similar changes to menu.lst did not survive a reboot, defaulting back to the "part5" syntax.
Is there some way to employ "/dev/sdX' syntax using yast, or is this one of those cases where one must work around the "help" of the easy configuration tool?
My most recent F11 -> F12 was a near-fiasco, because I had the bad luck of foolishly having two distinct physical drives in the same system, where the /(root) partition on each drive had exact same UUID (result of partition cloning and neglect to change the UUID on the copy)
BUT! the UUID redundancy was not the initial trigger of my problems (its near-disastrousness played itself out only while I was REMEDYING the initial problem). The initial trigger: insufficient space on my /boot partition. "preupgrade" neglected to properly assess the space and/or warn me about it before proceeding.
In addition, the automatic cycling out of grub kernel entries came to bite me (part of many factors of the near-fiasco) because after the unfinished upgrade i had only one working kernel left to boot into, until I messed up that remaining one (too long a story), and then grub-install messed up my booting because of duplicate UUID. At any rate, at the end of what looked like a good preupgrade-reboot-upgrade-package-install process the post-install phase lingered a looong time, then I found myself booted into the old Fedora 11 kernel with absolutely NO modules (corresponding /lib/modules had been erased by the upgrade!) Somehow the system ran, but no USB, no wifi, no ethernet, no way to easily place the right kernel rpm onto the hard drive (had to unscrew the drive,etc., to copy over the correct kernel rpm). (Plus, file /boot/preupgrade/vmlinuz, left over from the arrested upgrade, was NOT the right target upgrade kernel version (22.214.171.124-70.fc12), so it didn't help either because it didn't have its modules either. The target /lib/modules (version 126.96.36.199-70.fc12) WERE there, but the kernel itself was NOT, due to upgrade running out of space on the /boot partition).
(Oh, and the preupgrade/upgrade had deleted my /var/cache/yum/preupgrade/ packages; hence my inability to quickly (re)install the 188.8.131.52-70.fc12 kernel rpm -- why!? it hadn't successfully finished the process!)
(Also, FWIW, i ended up rescuing the system through "rpm -i --force <kernel>", many an F12 rescue boot, chrooting, /boot/grub/grub.conf & fstab edits, tune2fs/uuidgen, running grub on command-line ("setup (hd0)"), etc., etc.)
So, any tips out there on phasing out the old-school /boot partition scheme, the safest and easiest way (without destroying a working system, of course)?
I had win xp and ubuntu in the laptop, but I have to format the xp partition, so now I have a new xp, but I can't see the ubuntu partition that is at the end of the hard drive, I mean to boot selecting between Ubuntu OR XP. What to do?
this might deviate from "installation" theme.. I'm writing an immediate problem since the last thread: [URL] problem is the vista partition is impossible to shrink now, though there's 50 G free space. Every try found in : [URL] does not work including Perfect disk degrag. I think this is because fedora system is there. some code is written to vista partition..that vista cannot handle.....
I've been using Ubuntu on all my computers, but for a school project I need to get back to Windows VISTA.Running 10.10 on my netbook, using the desktop edition though.I got a Bootable Vista USB sorted, but I'm having a problem installing from it.I press F2 to enter the boot options and I only have 6 options - 4 Ubuntu options and 2 memory tests.How do I manage to select to boot from the USB?
I just downloaded the new fedora and proceed to install it into a free space of 11GB on my HDD. As such the partitioner is unable to create more than 1 partitioneven if free space is available, it reports not enough free space seen if its present. As such it can create only one of the three partitions i.e., swap or / or /home duw to which cannot proceed ahead.' Some more details me running Xp as the other OS on my system.
I am using a dual boot with windows vista, I would rather use ubuntu but my wife wants windows. How do I change my boot order to boot into windows instead of ubuntu? My ubuntu is an upgraded version from 8.? then 9.04 then 9.10
been trying to get linux installed on a troublesome laptop for 48 hours now without any luck so thought I'd post here as my last option.
I've tried installing 10.10 desktop, 9.04 netbook remix and just this minute 10.04 netbook versions of ubuntu, as well as other versions of various linux distros.
I woke up this morning and burnt 10.04 netbook to CD (not usb) as I wanted to put it on an old laptop with max resolution of 1024x768. I put it in an external CD drive and it boots up to the options screen on the Live CD, where you can choose to 'try Ubuntu netbook without installing' or 'install ubuntu netbook' etc.
The problem is, I can't click (press enter) on any of the options. The same problem arose with earlier versions, i.e 9.04 netbook remix Ubuntu.
Having a major issue with my laptop. I am unable to boot into my Vista installation.I am currently posting this through my Fedora 11 installation which I had already. If anyone is interested, the BSOD error is:
As far as I know, a '7B' BSOD is usually a hard disk error but I am 100% sure the HDD is fine as I can read and write from both Fedora and Knoppix without issue. Steps taken so far: Obviously, I have tried the usual steps of trying to start windows in safe mode, last good config, and all of the F8 options. When they failed, I used fedora to check for some solutions online (Mostly useless answers from MS) and I found one successful case when a person flashed his BIOS back to an earlier time. Unfortunately, I cant get the BIOS update I got from the Dell website to boot from a USB drive (Says invalid boot disc - the BIOS on it is in the .exe format which I can't use in linux) and I do not have a floppy drive on the laptop.
So, I put in my Dell drivers and utilities CD hoping that it would give me some option to update (Or roll back) the BIOS but there was no such option. However, it did give me a load of diagnostic options including repair options by symptom so went with the "Unable to boot from BIOS". Unfortunately, that didnt help me at all. So, I got my Vista installation disc (OEM supplied) and managed to get to the repair menu (Which I had among my F8 options anyway) but this also has the option to reinstall. Unfortunately, it states that "Upgrade is unavailable" and that a clean install is the only thing I can select (At the expense of my files and settings).
As for the repair options, the automatic recovery doesn't seem to find any errors, asks to reset and see if all is well (It isn't). For some reason, system restore doesn't detect any restore points. There are no windows memory errors detected and I have no backups. So, i'm left with a command prompt that, by default, is asking for a file in this folder: X:/WINDOWS/System32/ I have no idea where it is getting the X: drive from - I have C and D drives for windows only. As per another online guide, I tried:
I am trying to install 2 or 3 versions of linux on my hardisk of 500GB capacity.The configuration of my machine is Intel Dual Core, 4 GB Ram, 3.0 Processor Windows XP is not installed on this.I tried to use a tool called GParted but was unable to use as it was not able to bring up the XServer So I booted the machine with fedora14 installation CD and chose "Custom Layout" After reading about the partitions needed by Fedora I created 3 partitions in /dev/sda
/dev/sda1 the boot of 500MB formated as ext4 /dev/sda2 the swap of 6096MB formatted as swap /dev/sda3 / size 150GB formatted as ext4
The installation went well and fc14 runs well on this.
However when I went to install the other linux version ....the installer was not able to recognize the unallocated space of nearly 350 GB on the hard disk.....So I am not able to create new partitions and then install the new linux on the newer partition.As a result I am unable to make use of the remaining space on the HDisk.I think I should have created /dev/sda4 /dev/sda5 etc when I installed fc14 itself....
Would appreciate some tips on how to install the other versions of Linux on this HDisk....
i had a vista/windows 7 dual boot until recently...then i removed windows 7 and installed ubuntu..problem is when grub loads up if i select windows vista it wont boot but if i select windows 7 it will boot into windows vista.
I installed fedora 10 on my laptop as a partition with vista. However i'm now not able to boot into my vista partition as everytime I try it comes with an error saying "bootmgr" is missing. Below is whats in my grub.conf file. However I am able to access my vista partition through fedora.